Total Commodity Programs in California, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 58,262

Recipients of Total Commodity Programs from farms in California totaled $10,584,000,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Commodity Programs
1Farmers Rice CoopSacramento, CA 95851$146,174,314
2Dublin FarmsCorcoran, CA 93212$21,241,816
3Buttonwillow Land And Cattle CoButtonwillow, CA 93206$20,292,584
4Hansen RanchesCorcoran, CA 93212$16,555,148
5S J R FarmingLos Banos, CA 93635$15,970,202
6Gilkey FiveCorcoran, CA 93212$14,838,114
7E W Merritt FarmsPorterville, CA 93257$13,602,573
8R Gorrill Ranch EnterprisesDurham, CA 95938$13,225,431
9Fisher FarmsBlythe, CA 92225$13,034,730
10Red River FarmsBlythe, CA 92225$12,603,847
11Bowles Farming Company IncLos Banos, CA 93635$11,823,058
12Starrh & Starrh Ctn GrowersShafter, CA 93263$11,510,342
13Sandridge Partners LpLos Altos, CA 94022$11,251,242
14J G Boswell CoCorcoran, CA 93212$10,914,605
15E Franklin Larrabee & AssocChico, CA 95926$10,439,792
16Cloverdale FarmsHanford, CA 93230$10,366,896
17Rolling Hills FarmsOceano, CA 93445$10,298,510
18Canal FarmsMaxwell, CA 95955$10,227,406
19C J Ritchie FarmsVisalia, CA 93291$10,163,880
20A-bar Ag EnterprisesFirebaugh, CA 93622$8,840,937

* USDA data are not "transparent" for many payments made to recipients through most cooperatives. Recipients of payments made through most cooperatives, and the amounts, have not been made public. To see ownership information, click on the name, then click on the link that is titled Ownership Information.

** EWG has identified this recipient as a bank or lending institution that received the payment because the payment applicant had a loan requiring any subsidy payments go to the lender first. In 2019, the information provided to EWG by USDA began to include the entity that received the payment, rather than the person or entity that applied for it, which was previously provided. This move to shield subsidy recipients from disclosure enables USDA to further evade taxpayer accountability. Six percent of subsidy dollars went to banks, lending institutions, or the Farm Service Agency.”

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